BioShock PS3 confirmed for release October 21st

For those of us who haven’t played it (and those like myself who are desperately excited about having an excuse to play it all over again), your time has finally come: BioShock has been confirmed for its PS3 release date of October 21st. If you’ve been waiting for this moment since the rumors about the PS3 version started to surface, get ready to start blasting splicers across Rapture and then some.

Coincidentally, it comes out on in same week that LittleBigPlanet and Dead Space do. Will you be happily overwhelmed, or selling questionable acts in shady hotel rooms to get your hands on all three? I got a glimpse of the challenge rooms that have been added for the PS3 version at this year’s E3, and I gotta tell you, I can’t wait to turn down my living room lights and give them a shot.

Hit the jump for the full press release.

2K Games Announces Release Date for BioShock(r) for PLAYSTATION(r)3

Genetically enhanced PLAYSTATION 3 system version of BioShock to debut
in North America on October 21

New York, NY – August 19, 2008 – 2K Games, a publishing label of
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that
BioShock(r) for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system will
be available at retailers in North America on October 21 and
internationally on October 24. Developed by 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K
Australia and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system
contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience in
exciting ways.

“We are proud to introduce 2K Games’ showcase title, BioShock, to an
entirely new audience,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “With
the addition of the new Add-On Game Content we are able to extend the
award-winning adventure while maintaining the perfect harmony that
millions of players around the world have fallen in love with.”

Headlining the list of new features is the inclusion of the Survivor
difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game
Content. Created exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 system version of
BioShock, the Challenge Rooms will test the mettle of new and seasoned
gamers by requiring them to utilize the knowledge and skills they have
learned while traversing the halls of Rapture. The first Challenge Room
will be viewable by appointment at Games Convention 2008 (CCL, Level 0,
A02/1 + A02/2) from August 20 to August 24 and will be available for
download shortly after launch.

BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to
do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and
terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by
genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the
mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco
underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges players’
capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and
relationships with the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive
AI, no encounter ever plays out the same way twice, while numerous
customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to
their playing style.

BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system will be available at North
American and international retailers on October 21 and October 24,
respectively, and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. Available now on
Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system and Games for Windows(r)
platforms, BioShock was the recipient of more than 50 Game of the Year
awards from well-known outlets such as the Associated Press, Game
Informer and Paste Magazine.

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About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive
entertainment software games for the PC,  PLAYSTATION(r)3 and
PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment systems, PSP(r)
(PlayStation(r)Portable) system, Xbox 360(r) and Xbox(r) video game and
entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii(tm), Nintendo GameCube(tm),
Nintendo DS(tm) and Game Boy(r) Advance. The Company publishes and
develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K
Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play, and distributes software, hardware and
accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary.
Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol
TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our
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Colette Bennett